My Doberman was quietly lying in bed upstairs one morning and suddenly jumped out of bed barking and growling and ran downstairs to the windows. I had heard nothing but he had detected a person innocently walking down the sidewalk through the walls of the house, with all windows closed, from approximately 70-100 yards away and he immediately and aggressively acted on it. That’s when I realized just how awesome Dobermans are.
Dobies are really neat dogs...I once had one. Above is Lambchop, AKA booboo....One of my beautiful daughters, seen here in one of her more playful moments.
Dogs hearing and smelling amaze me.
I had an unfixed female. When I walked her, dogs in houses could smell her though the walls with the windows closed, in one second flat.
'The lads are impressed.'
My wonderful GS gone 18 years now could pick out UPS trucks MILES away. I have excellent hearing, and it could be 5 min before I heard that distinctive sound. She hated UPS men.
She also knew when someone stepped onto our official property even though it’s down the hill and you can’t see anything except heads. She might be watchful of a walker on the road, but if they stepped off onto our grass, she was going ballistic.
Current GS is clueless.
What’s really amazing here is the dogs seemed to distinguish that something was distressing.
Madam always gives a 5 minute warning. She knows 5 minutes before someone shows up at the house that they are coming. We have often wondered how she knows. Must be that she hears them coming from miles away.
Lassie once saved Timmy who had fallen down a well.......